Home trends come and go. But one trend that seems to be hanging on is beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces. From patios and decks, to screened porches and sunrooms—-these spaces allow homeowners to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family. If you’re thinking of building an outdoor living space, here are four great tips to get you started.

This home's two-tiered porch, gorgeous sunroom, walkout deck, and roof top deck provide beautiful views and an abundance of outdoor living space.


1. Dream Big!

To build an outdoor living space that will meet your needs over time, you need to dream big. Start by thinking of everything you think you’ll need and want—even if you can’t afford it right now. For example, will your patio eventually include an outdoor kitchen? Know where your electrical and plumbing lines will go. If you plan on installing a pool in your backyard someday, consider this in your deck design.

This sleek and simple slate patio with sunken fire pit is an extension of the home's clean lines and natural surroundings.


2. Get Inspired.

One of the best ways to dream up your outdoor living space is to get inspiration from others. You can find a lot of ideas on sites like Pinterest and Houzz. Check out Cormack’s photo gallery for further inspiration.

How fun! This playful and unique outdoor living space literally blends in with the home's wooded back yard.


3. Work with a Pro.

In an age of DIY home remodeling, you might be tempted to build an outdoor living space on your own. Just remember that any outdoor home remodeling project you see on television or online is never as easy as it seems. An experienced builder like Cormack Construction has the knowledge, experience, tools, and equipment needed to create an outdoor living space that complements your existing home and meets all safety and code requirements. 


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4. Get a 3-D Design.

The best way to ensure your outdoor space meets your needs is to get a 3-D design plan. This allows you to virtually walk around your space before construction begins. “Cormack offers 3-D design for every project we take on, explains David Norton, designer at Cormack Construction.  “In the long run, it can save you a lot of time and money, and you'll know your project will turn out exactly as you wanted,” he adds.

Let the sun shine in! This stunning sun room allows the homeowner to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors all year long.


Decks, Patios, and Porches in NH’s Lakes Region, White Mountains, and Western ME

If you’re thinking about adding a deck, patio, porch, or other outdoor living space to your home, contact the pros at Cormack. We’ll work with you to create the outdoor living space of your dreams!

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